Overview

Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves, which have a mild lemon aroma, are used to make medicine. Lemon balm is used alone or as part of various multi-herb combination products.

Lemon balm is used for anxiety, stress, insomnia, indigestion (dyspepsia), dementia, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses.

In foods and beverages, the extract and oil of lemon balm are used for flavoring.

How does it work ?

Lemon balm contains chemicals that seem to have a sedative, calming effect. It might also reduce the growth of some viruses.

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